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New Guides For Information Security

19/11/2012

Recently I have been working with a number of  small organisations around Information Security. It became apparent that although there is a huge amount of information out on the web that deals with Information Security. Very little amounts relate to the small business. The majority of it deals with ISO27001 and outlines hundreds of hurdles you have […]

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Batley 21st Century Network

14/09/2012

According to the latest dates provided by BT OpenReach the Batley exchange is currently not scheduled to be upgraded to super fast broadband. One must remember that unless you are connected to Virgin all Internet providers are reliant upon the telephone cable from the customers premises to their local exchange. It is here that that […]

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Business Continuity Planning

01/08/2012

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) have been urged to plan ahead this year or face putting their livelihoods at risk. Aviva , in its bi-annual SME Pulse survey, says companies that don’t take the time to prepare disaster recovery and business continuity plans (BCPs) are more likely to close in the first two years of […]

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Don’t get caught with a £500,000 fine

13/07/2012

  Below is an extract from an article that was published on http://www.smallbusiness.co.uk Half of UK small businesses still believe that the loss or theft of data from their organisation would have no impact on their company. The survey of 1,000 UK businesses by Shred-it finds that more than two thirds of small and medium-sized […]

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How do I make sure my data is secure?

10/07/2012

This is a question we are often asked by our clients. The answer is to Use a Pragmatic Risk Managed Approach The first stage is to identify where all your information is being stored and categorise it between Public and Highly Confidential. Next you should identify all threats and vulnerabilities to this data. This need […]

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When do you get your own IT Department

19/06/2012

At what point in the growth of your business does a company need their own IT resources? Normally a business has 2 main requirements at this stage. Resources are required to support current infrastructure and systems.  An IT Strategy needs to be defined particularly if the business is expanding. The problem with this is that […]

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The square wheels syndrome

23/03/2012

    The square wheels syndrome   As a leader within your business, Do you sometimes feel that you are pulling a cart with square wheels with your team pushing from behind. The square wheels are your business processes and systems. They work but you get the feeling that they could work better. You pick […]

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Cloud Computing for the small business

02/03/2012

I have always recognised that cloud computing is ideal for the small business as it allows for high end computing power to be available at very low cost especially when using Software as a Service (SAAS) This article on the BBC Site gives some very good insight Cloud Cover

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No Longer Required – Web Design Software

17/02/2012

I appreciate that this may sound like a bold statement but in fact I feel that it is true. Last night I reviewed my reading list from a couple of years back and found this article I read back in 2009 PC Pro Blog 

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The latest buzzwords from IT – A simple explanation Part 1

13/02/2012

Sometimes I feel that IT people use a completely different language to the rest of us mere mortals. They seem to thrive on the latest acronyms so that when they get together it feels like a contest as to who can use the most and more importantly the latest buzzwords into the conversation. In this […]

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